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grave the situation was on the ground. how brave the c.i.a. operators were and how the father of one hero is lashing out at the obama administration. national security correspondent jennifer griffin broke the story this morning and begins our coverage tonight. >> reporter: sources on the ground in benghazi tell fox news urgent request from the c.i.a. annex for military backup during the attack on the consulate and annex was denied by their c.i.a. chain of command. twice, members of the c.i.a. element at the annex one mile from the consulate that included former seal tyrone woods were told to "stand down" when they requested permission, starting at president approximately 9:40 p.. an hour after the attack began on the consulate the operators including woods ignored orders an went anyway. >> he was a hero willing to do whatever was necessary to respond to their cries for help. if, in fact, those people in the white house were as courageous and had the moral strength that my son ty had, he immediately, within minutes of when they found it was a theyk they would have given permission, no
who escaped from the u.s. embassy during the iran hostage crisis in 1979. the cia operation to find and get them out of the country involved cia officer antonio mendez hosing as a hollywood producer scouting out locations or a fake science fiction movie titled "argo." this is about 30 minutes. >> if we could have everybody in the back come on up that's going to join us. thank you so much for your patience. the reports we were getting was that the traffic around the block was around as. apparently -- thank you. people are nodding, so that's good. thank you very much. there may be some people still held up and we will welcome them. welcome to the international spy museum. i'm peter earnest, executive director and i'll ask you as a courtesy, to those for recording the program and to the speakers, the kind enough to turn off your cell phones, pdas and so forth. that would be a big help. thank you. well, it's wonderful to see all of you here for the signing, and as we kick off the signing, i will show you a clip of the film based on the book for which you came to attempt the signing. so
repeatedly asked for help from the cia shockingly help did not come. the agency could have called for air of cover or moved a delta force team to the area. it did not. also, cia officials told former navy seal tyrone woods, who was a file mile away from the attack with a small security team not to enter the fire zone. mr. woods disobeyed the order and tried to rescue ambassador christopher stevens and other americans. tyrone woods was killed that day. so was the ambassadors, his aid sean smith and glen doherty also a navy seal. today on the radio program president obama said. this i was not personally aware of any requests. obviously we have an infrastructure that's set up to manage requests like that. we're kind to find out what happens. ultimately any time there is a death of an american oversees i want to find out what happened because my most important job as president is keeping the american people safe. >> bill: all right. so once again, mr. obama didn't explain what happened on 9/11 in libya. once again he said his administration is investigating. but so much, so much misinformatio
on the consulate, despite warnings and requests for help from the intelligence community. cia operatives were desperate for help. the battle consulate one battlefronts the cia annex and they were screaming for help. sources tell fox news three california operatives reported gunshots at the consulate and they were ordered to stand down. one after it began they ignored the orders and evacuated those who remained to the annex after returning with survivors and one body the operatives requested back up and were denied. again. roughly four hours later they were killed by mortar fire on the annex building. special operations portions portions -- forces were stationed 480 miles away. less than two hours by aircraft. october 10th the state department justified they were watching and listening to the attacks throughout in realtime. a to over 20th, there was one predator drone overhead during the attacks. today eyewitness accounts report they were pleading for help by the americans as the terrorist attack at the consulate and the annex. how could be on panetta still say this? >> it is a basic principle
escaped from the u.s. embassy during the iran hostage crisis in 1979. the cia operation to find and get them out of the country involved cia officer antonio mendez posing as a hollywood producer scouting out location for a fake science fiction movie titled "argo." it's about thirty minutes. if we can have nerve the back come on. thank you for your patience. we have -- the reports we were getting was that the traffic around the block here was horrendous. apparently thank you, people are nodding. that's good. thank you very much. so there may be some people held up still. we'll welcome them. welcome to the international spy museum. i'm peter, the executive directer. ly ask you as a court sei those who are recording the program and the speakers to be kind enough to turn off your cell phone, pda and so forth. that would be a big help. thank you. that said we'll go ahead and come up and do the interview with tony. the people die. we want the six of them out. what we want is -- deliver the six by providing them with -- you can send them training wheels and get them to the board we are gatorad
and became a spiritual teacher. leery targeted by the cia, the fbi, and labeled by nixon as, quote, "the most dangerous man in america." to which leery replied, oh, yeah? i got america surrounded. [laughter] he got thrown in it prison op a very minor drug charge, marijuana charge, only to escape with the help of the underground, smuggled to algeria where he was held prisoner later by the black panthers, then escaped to swits land, kicked out there, went to afghanistan, kidnapped by the cia, and brought back and thrown back in prison, and the story goes on, but i want to leave time for questions. anyway, 50 years passedded since the events, and i talked with winston, spent three days interviews ron, he's alive, had health problems and new ones lately, actually, but spent three days interviewing ron in maui and talked to andrew wiehle in southern arizona. no question about the facts of what happened in this story. there's no question. andrew is not -- is ashamed of what he did, tried to apologize many times over the years. he was an ambitious undergraduate, and he admits it, and used that to pr
february bring gate. there is more security at the annex now, known to be a c.i.a. facility a mile away. based in tripoli but moving around the country is is a department of defense site security team. february 12th, 2012, lieutenant wood arrives there as the new commander. >> it had 16 members. >> what did they all do? >> special operations soldiers had extra skills and capability. >> could a team that small make a difference? >> caliber of individuals on the team were the best in the united states inventory. they can make a difference. >> the problem is they are slated to end the tour bie summer's end. the security situation is taking an ominous turn. >> there is an uptick in terror attacks in libya? >> that is true. think the nature of things started to change. when i first got on the ground there was a lot of lawlessness going back and forth. as things progressed, commotion fel down and they seemed to be targeting more towards westerners. >> bret: lib had yeah had just gotten over a civil war. for americans station there had the danger was just beginning. >> americans become targets
the video. we have a cia report that was out on december 15th that said it was about the video. david kirkpatrick of the "new york times" talked to people on the ground said it was about the video. that was one of the components that it was about. >> bill: are you kidding me. >> no. i'm not kidding you. >> bill: did you not hear the sworn testimony in front of congress? >> how would you explain the cia report. >> bill: i don't have to explain anything. the president's national security advisor testified in front of congress that it was a terror act and had nothing to do with the video. and one day after the cia briefing report that the president read said the same thing are you kidding me. >> the cia said the video played a part of it. >> bill: on the 12th he was handed a document, the president, that he read that said it was an outright terror attack, and that's the consensus that everybody believes right now. >> bill: talking points prepared by the cia. >> bill: you have got a guy on national tv says it's all about the video and you are supporting that? hey, the "the washington post
believe the cia ignored real-time video and real-time audio of the attack on septemb september 11 and statements of the libyan government would have had to believe were untrue, the reports of their own agents including their station chief and people on the ground in benghazi. instead chose to press a fiction of an internet video and demonstrations on the president of the united states for at least a week and a half in so doing. the unnamed official telling the "wall street journal" the cia assessment claimed from september 13 until september 21 that the attack evolved from a protest. administration and campaign have put the blame against an anti-muslim video protest squarely on the intelligence community. cia director has not been all that time issue single public word on benghazi to accept responsibility or defend his agency. the white house making these claims it after fox news and cbs reported the administration was aware they were looking at a preplanned and well coordinated terrorist attack as early as september 12. the white house asserts these claims even though they contra
to me as a smoking gun and mortar fire used on the annex cia outpost in the second wave. to use the mortar you need to know distance and elevation and weather conditions and the weight of the shell to do a mathematication for the angle is not something at 3:00 in the morning you fire a mortar that is a hit. i was told that the plates that the mortar used to fire was set in day light hours or a day in advance. it shows it was not preplanned. >> cia operatives asked three times to get some back up and help. never happened and why not and who denied it. >> the report from the pentagon teem that cia operatives asked twice to go to the consulate to aid the ambassador and others trapped there. they knew it was under fire. we were told that individual said on the ground denied that and told them to hold and a third request for back up for thoonex that came under attack. we are waiting for a formam response from the cia. you have to ask the question. was there an effort number one to down play the exposure of the size and breadth of the cia presence in eastern libya that is it a great u
the intervene, and if so, why didn't we? and how does the cia keep the white house informed in these situations? general jack keane has leved this, and he gives us an experienced, knowledgeable view next. >>> and a report this weekend raises new questions about possible illegal donations coming in from overseas and going to the campaign web site for the president's re-election team. we've got an investigation. >>> and a new report suggests that lance armstrong's fall from grace could have come a lot sooner were it not for a pattern of what they call bullying, intimidation and outright threats. >> i get asked a lot, people say, man, how you doing? and i say, and i say this every time and i mean it, i say, i've been better, but i've also been worse. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant t
the cia director, david petraeus, the white house national security advisor and perhaps the secretary of state, hillary clinton. now, we don't know yet what was said or whether those discussions covered raw intelligence from libya pointing to terrorist involvement. we have been reporting such early indications existed, and tonight, the associated press says some of it was coming from the cia station chief on the ground. whether or how it was distributed, we just don't know yet. late today, though, mike rogers, the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee, had this to say to cnn's wolf blitzer. >> i want to say we, the committee, were in possession of information that provided by the intelligence community that pretty much said this was a military style attack within less than 24 hours. >> are you sure -- >> presumably, the white house also had that information, so why then on september 15th did the united nations ambassador susan rice describe the attack this way? >> it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and will take some time to be co
of operatives at the cia annex not at the complex asked the cia for backup and asked to be allowed to go help those being attacked at the consulate. fox news has been told the three requests were denied by the cia chain of command. the cia says the claims are not accurate. the white house has been reluctant to give out information about what happend that night. here is what we do now. 8:30 p.m. libya time. ambassador stevens at the benghazi consulate finishes his final meeting and escorts a turkish diplomat outside the consulate entrance. all appears normal and calm. at 9:40 p.m. gun fire and explosions erupt. meanwhile, at about 10:00 p.m., the main consulate building is already thick with smoke. ambassador is stevens and colleague shawn smith can't get out. 10:05 p.m. a state department e-mail goes out announcing they know the benghazi mission is under attack. 10:54 p.m. another e-mail says the firing has stopped and a team is trying to locate personnel. by 11:00 p.m. the american rescue team finds smith's body but not the ambassador. the team then flees the consulate, returns to the cia an
embassy workers escaped to the home of the canadian ambassador. and the big secret? a daring cia officer who created an improbable plan to rescue them. >> they're a canadian film, or science fiction movie. >> we all fly in together to tehran. >> we had a film, we had real estate, we had cameras. we had whatever we needed to go out and shoot a movie. >> reporter: antonio mendez was the real cia mastermind behind the escape. >> i said let's do something flamboyant. >> reporter: they put together a film sham in hollywood. >> we decided to do the film, calling it studio six productions there were six people involved. >> reporter: they bought an ad in variety for a fake film. >> do you have a better bad idea for this? >> this is the best bad idea we have so far. >> reporter: incredibly, the bad idea worked. >> six americans in tehran, not held captive in the american embassy have escaped with the help of the canadian embassy. >> it is an understatement to say it feels good to be back. >> the cia is controversy, heros to some, villains to others, but you managed to latch on to a heroic aspect
in the bay. but 40 years ago it was the center piece of a top secret cia project code named jennifer. how secret a project was this? was this top secret? >> this is probably as tight as it gets. >> reporter: there was an i will be rat cover story that this was built to do underwater mining by howard hughes. the cia designed this to go pick up a sunken soviet submarine. >> wanted to pick it up. they built a claw to pick up the submarine. >> reporter: few cameras have been allowed inside. its submerged behind the hughes mining ship. then positioned over the soviet sub. in 1974 the cia successfully raised the sub along with the bodies of several russian seamen. >> there's various stories they only got part of the submarine, they got this, that. that stuff will probably be aired out in a couple hundred years when the cia declassifies the rest of the story. >> reporter: that's not the end the story. in 1985 the department of defense used the covered barge once again. this time to build and launch the sea shadow. the pentagon's first stealth naval ship which is still here. the huge pontoons, th
points. he absolutely threw the state department and cia under the bus. contradicted the state department in what they had just testified to about benghazi, serious subject obviously, and sort of blamed the cia. let's take a look at this. >> we weren't told they wanted more security again. we did not know they wanted more security again. by the way, at the time, we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us, that they knew. that was the assessment. and as the intelligence community changed their view we made it clear they changed their view. >> and jay carney today just to go a little farther, was asked about this conflict. >> he was speaking directly for himself and for the president. he meant the white house. in over four hours of testimony the testimony that you just referenced, the other day, no one who testified about this matter suggested that requests for additional security were made to the president or the white house. these are issues appropriately that are handled by security professionals at the state department and that's what he was talking
, the cia is denying a report that it refused to help its operatives on the ground the night of the benghazi attack. cnbc eamon javers has more on this one. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. the cia is pushing back aggressively against these media reports. let me bring you what the cia is saying this evening. they say we can say with confident that the agency reacted quickly to aide our colleagues during that terrible evening in benghazi. moreover no one at any level in the cia told anybody not to help those in need. claims to the contrary is inaccurate. he went on say how many officer on the ground fared that evening. the cia pushing back make it clear that the agency didn't tell anyone who was involved in that attack on that compound not to go to the aid of their comrades. >> one quick question. does that leave the door open, the way that cia response was written, that some higher power inside the government told them not to put any assets on the ground? is that a possibility? the nic? the defense department? the oval office? i don't know. is that what pwhat happened? >> reporter: y
terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. fox news sources telling us cia officers on the ground in benghazi during the attack sent requests for help but were denied. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this. jennifer. >> reporter: hi, jon. well sources who were on the ground in benghazi during the attack tell fox news that in fact there were three separate requests to aid not only the attack that was occurring at the consulate and to try to help with that attack but also requests for outside help, outside military help to help once there were gunfire and firefights at the cia annex. those requests, we're told, came from higher headquarters. they were told to stand down. as you know, glen doherty and tyrone woods, the former navy seals were over at the cia annex at about 9:40 p.m. when the first shots were heard at the consulate where the ambassador and his team were taking fire. i'm told that they radioed to their higher headquarters that they wanted permission to go and help the ambassador, help the ambassador's team. at that ti
ambassador and others, the attack was underway and helpless tonight. during the deadly raid, cia operatives asked to times for permission to go and help the ambassador and his staff as they were under attack. both times, the requests were denied. then, a second firefight erupted at a second location. the annex. this is hours later. and the two former navy seals would wind up dead make a third request for help. on a final request, they were told to stand down. with backup not provided. we learned new details about those two u.s. navy seals that were killed in gaza. tyrone woods, yanked from the cia annex. even though he was told not to twice, to help save lives. glen doherty moving from tripoli would not survive. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is alive. jennifer, what can you tell us? >> let me clarify two things. first, there were three separate requests to begin starting around 9:40 p.m. from the cia annex. first, there was a team of operators who are at the compound. they requested a clear chain of command to be sent over to help when they started hearing gunfire at the
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